George Burns

George Burns

American comedian, actor, and writer (1896–1996)
Comedy icon, unflappable straight man to wife Gracie Allen for decades, hip wiseacre in his golden years.
BornJanuary 20, 1896
HometownNew York City, New York, United States of America
Net worth$20 million
Height5'7" (1.70m)
SpouseGracie Allen (m 1926 - 1964)
ChildrenRonnie Burns
ParentsLippe Birnbaum , Dorah Birnbaum
Profile

Videos

Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman on Going in Style: 'People have to be taken care of'

The two veteran actors star alongside Alan Arkin in a caper movie set in Brooklyn, a remake of the 1979 film starring George Burns in which three retirees decide to rob a bank after they encounter financial and health problems in old age. Directed by Zach Braff, Going in Style is out now.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Going in Style
Going in Style
PG
1h 36min
1979
The Big Broadcast of 1937
The Big Broadcast of 1937
1h 40min
1936
Lambchops
Lambchops
0h 8min
1929
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
2002
Radioland Murders
Radioland Murders
PG
1h 48min
1994
18 Again!
18 Again!
PG
1h 40min
1988
George Burns Comedy Week
George Burns Comedy Week
0h 30min
1985
Oh God! You Devil
Oh God! You Devil
PG
1h 36min
1984
Oh, God! Book II
Oh, God! Book II
PG
1h 34min
1980
The Sunshine Boys
The Sunshine Boys
PG
1h 51min
1975
Friars Club Roast of Jack Benny
Friars Club Roast of Jack Benny
1970
Wendy and Me
Wendy and Me
0h 30min
1964
The George Burns Show
The George Burns Show
1958
The Burns and Allen Show
The Burns and Allen Show
1950
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
0h 30min
1950
Honolulu
Honolulu
1h 23min
1939
College Swing
College Swing
1h 26min
1938
A Damsel in Distress
A Damsel in Distress
1h 38min
1937
College Holiday
College Holiday
1h 28min
1936
The Big Broadcast of 1936
The Big Broadcast of 1936
1h 37min
1935

Albums

Evening with George Burns: Live at Shubert Theate
Evening with George Burns: Live at Shubert Theate
1994
As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
1992
I Wish I Was Eighteen Again
I Wish I Was Eighteen Again
1980
George Burns Sings
George Burns Sings
1973
Dinner With Wives [Live on The Ed Sullivan Show, January 30, 1955]
Dinner With Wives [Live on The Ed Sullivan Show, January 30, 1955]
2021
EMI Comedy: Benny, Burns & Allen
EMI Comedy: Benny, Burns & Allen
2006
Radio Stars of America
Radio Stars of America
2005
On Fortune Street
On Fortune Street
2002
Golden Age of Comedy
Golden Age of Comedy
2000
Great American Humorists
Great American Humorists
2000
Young at Heart
Young at Heart
1996

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1976Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or ComedyThe Sunshine Boys (1975 film)Winner
1976Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleThe Sunshine Boys (1975 film)Winner